Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

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For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them,have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today''s modern armies,this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry. Illustrations explain key features and working mechanisms of important weapons Beautifully photographed and richly cataloged-often in ...

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Overview

For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them,have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today''s modern armies,this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry. Illustrations explain key features and working mechanisms of important weapons Beautifully photographed and richly cataloged-often in actual size Details weapons that changed the face of warfare, from the sword to the Gatling gun.

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"Weapon depicts the spectrum of weaponry from the stone axes of early warfare to today's modern artillery." – Publishers Weekly

"An illustrated history of weaponry diagrams in detail." – Columbus Dispatch

"From Assyrian spears to the AK-47, weapons — and the warriors who have brandished them — forged history by shaping the rise of empires and the course of revolutions with the ax, the bow, the sword, and the gun." – Military Officer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756665401
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 479,884
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    Great Purchase!

    I saw this book in the store but wasn't able to buy it at the time. I have such a busy schedule and Barnes and Noble is across town so I bought it online. The book got here in just a couple days and I really love it. A lot of my friends are big gun fanatics and this book is helpful because I can look up the gun they're talking about in the index and learn about it as well as give them more information about it. Great purchase!

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